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An Introduction to Local SEO in 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2018
Local SEO can become, one of, if not the most effective method of marketing your local business. Here's some handy tips, care of digital marketing business, Digital Next. Marketing a local business was once as simple as having clear signage and a listing in the Yellow Pages. In 2018, things are a little more complex, with a number of moving parts playing a role in marketing outcomes. One...
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5 Security Tips Every Small Business Needs to Know

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2018
Whether it’s protecting a website or network against cyber attacks or securing the physical premises a business occupies, security is an important consideration. As a small business owner, you can’t afford to learn the hard way just how important security is to your continued survival. Fortunately, good security isn’t difficult to achieve. Here are five pieces of the most essent...
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Key Attributes of an Entrepreneur & What to Do If You Have an Area That’s Lacking?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2018
When you’re thinking about being an entrepreneur and you’re wondering who you need to be to find success, there are some key attributes that are useful. Some are things you should learn before you start whereas others you can grow into over some time. Certainly, being a good communicator and being more assertive help to get your point across well and to speak up where necessary. Let&r...
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How to optimise safety in a growing manufacturing business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd July 2018
Kelly Friel, Digital Product Manager with PPE and tool supplier Zoro, discusses how growing UK businesses can create a safer working environment and ensure they meet the current legal standards for health and safety. Manufacturing can be a highly physical job involving lots of skilled manual labour, often using powerful tools and complex, heavy-duty machinery and equipment. As a result, manufactu...
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The Digital Economy isn’t Built to Serve the People

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Fahim Pour, co-founder of early-stage UK tech startup Pukket, argues that the the digital economy isn’t built to serve the people and Fahim envisages a new, 'fairer' future for the digital economy... I might have been a little harsh with my title up there and I understand your complaints. At the end of the day, we surf the internet with ease, access free flow of information and enjoy being ...
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Why are some equity-crowdfunding campaigns more successful than others?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Decided that equity-crowdfunding is the best option for funding your business, but wondering what it is that makes some campaigns hit their target?  Europe's leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs take a look at what you should consider to make your equity crowdfunding campaign a success. Select the right platform When choosing an equity-crowdfunding platform, be sure to scrutinise wha...
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Hiring from outside the UK for your UK startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Charlotte Ashton, Head of Business Immigration at MLP Law explains the most common options for hiring a skilled individual from outside the UK for your UK startup. A common issue for start-ups is recruiting the right people. This is hard enough when trying to ensure you bring on board people who can fit into your small business and share your values and ideals, but can be even more tricky when yo...
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Venture Capital Financing: Pros and Cons

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Financing through venture capital, is quite an advanced step for your business to consider if you are looking to raise serious investment for your business. Here's some of the main pros and cons to consider, care of Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai, a platform that aims to match startups and corporations together...using AI. "Financing a business is an important decision. Even if you h...
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How Start-Up Businesses Can Benefit from a Franchise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Entrepreneurs and start-ups enjoyed a record year in the UK for 2017, as there were more start-ups in that year than any year previously. Now, what's also interesting is the fact that there were no signs of this slowing down and if the numbers are correct, 2018 could be another record-breaking year for start-ups. What this says is that people are feeling confident when it comes to opening their o...
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What can hardware startups learn from Shenzhen?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th June 2018
What can a hardware startup learn from visiting Shenzhen? Alex Peet, Product Development Lead at the CRL Hardware Accelerator in London, shares all... San Sebastian is a small city in Northern Spain with a special attribute: it has the highest density of Michelin star restaurants in the world, but you don’t need to visit the expensive star-adorned restaurants to experience Michelin sta...
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Debunking 7 equity crowdfunding misconceptions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2018
The lowdown on equity crowdfunding and some common misconceptions care of upSTART 2018 Major Sponsors, Seedrs.  "Equity crowdfunding can often be a shrewd way to fund a business. Yet there are certain misconceptions that could lead to an entrepreneur mistakenly discounting it as a viable funding option: 1. A capital injection is the sole benefit from equity crowdfunding Not so. Although fu...
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Legal Pitfalls for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th June 2018
When starting your own business there are many legal pitfalls startups can fall into. Here's a few common reasons why you could end up in legal hot water. Starting your own business is the dream for a huge number of Brits, with 54% saying they’d like to do so at some point in their career. Being your own boss or slowly building up your own workforce, certainly has something appealing about ...
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